MONDAY in Broadcast History .. June 17th

IT WAS JUNE 17th ..when NBC’s WNBT-TV, channel 4 in New York City, was granted the first construction permit to operate a commercial TV station in the United States…
When ‘Suspense.’ radio’s outstanding theatre of thrills, began its 20-year run on CBS…
When Seattle’s KOL-FM 94.1 switched from automated background music to “Progressive Rock”…
When Vancouver’s CKWX (now News1130) moved to new studios at 2440 Ash Street…
..and when “The Discovery Channel” first appeared on U.S. cable systems. First program was “Iceberg Alley.”
ALL the milestones for June 17th INSIDE.

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Published on June 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Canadian Actor Sean McCann (‘Night Heat’) Dies at 83

Later in his acting career, McCann’s Canadian patriotism led him to turn down some roles in American TV shows and movies.

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Published on at 9:12 am by clockwatcher

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Diana Ross & The Supremes

Diana and the Supremes kept putting hits on the charts, including Stop! In The Name Of Love in 1965

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Published on June 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FATHER’s DAY in Broadcast History .. Sun. June 16th

IT WAS JUNE 16th .. when the first network TV news aired in the US on Dumont’s “News from Washington”…
When the great Dave Garroway was fired as host of NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show’….
When the sitcom ‘My Little Margie’ debuted on CBS-TV…
When the Vancouver-filmed TV series ‘The Dead Zone” debuted on the USA cable channel …
When “The Dean Martin Summer Show” featuring the comedy team of Rowan & Martin, debuted on NBC-TV…
..and when the CRTC authorized the XM & Sirius satellite subscription-based radio/music services for Canadian consumers.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Morley Safer’s ’60 Minutes’ Producer Succumbs to Cancer at 45

“Katy Textor was a scrupulous journalist and a wonderful storyteller. Her energy and personality will be impossible to replace at 60 Minutes.”

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Published on at 2:53 pm by Ron Robinson

Country legend Loretta Lynn to Spend Her Last Days in Nursing Home after Stroke

“She needs a walker or a wheelchair to get around now, and on top of that, she suffers from glaucoma, so her vision is severely compromised.”

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Published on at 2:33 pm by Turn Table3

‘American Bandstand’ executive producer who launched Dick Clark’s career, Lew Klein Dies at 91

A native of Philadelphia, Klein served as executive producer of “American Bandstand,” the popular music performance and dance television show hosted by Clark.

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Published on at 12:53 pm by clockwatcher

Raptors vs. Warriors Game 6 was Watched by a Record 15.9 million Canadians

Thursday’s game saw a record 15.9 million Canadian viewers tuned in to watch some part of the game — which represents 44 percent of Canada’s population.

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Published on at 12:27 pm by boredop

Delilah Adopts a Boy Nearly Two Years after Son Zack’s Suicide

The popular Seattle-area personality blamed antidepressant pills for her teen’s death.

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Published on at 10:24 am by Turn Table3

Celebration for KING Seattle’s Frosty Fowler July 16th

It will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16th, on what would have been Fowler’s 97th Birthday, at Cristwood Park Activity Center Auditorium, 345 N. 190th Street in Shoreline.

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Published on at 9:24 am by Radio Man